Somalia Flag

We carry authentic Somalia Flags in both indoor and outdoor varieties. Our flags are proudly made in the United States from durable nylon and are printed with vibrant long-lasting inks. The Somalia national flag is often displayed at embassies, outside of businesses associated with Somalia, and at the homes of people who take great pride in their Somalian heritage.

Our indoor flags are finished with a pole hem and your choice of with or without golden fringe. Gold fringe is the traditional way to display an indoor flag, however, some people choose without fringe for a simple and clean look that is also less expensive. If you are looking for a complete indoor presentation set, our Build Your Own Indoor International Flag Set program allows you to select a durable nylon indoor Somalia Flag and choose between premium quality poles, bases, and ornaments, and tassel. For indoor applications, most buyers choose a 3ft. x 5ft. flag with an 8ft. pole, however, if you have a low ceiling, you may opt for a 7ft. pole, which is designed to work with drop ceilings. If you are looking for a very substantial international flag display, our 4ft. x 6ft. indoor flags can be paired with a 9ft. pole for our largest indoor display option.

Our outdoor international flags are finished with a canvas header and brass grommets and are offered in four sizes: 2ft. x 3ft., 3ft. x 5ft., 4ft. x 6ft., and 5ft. x 8ft., to fit any sized flagpole. Typically, outdoor flags are flown outside of government organizations, businesses, and institutions on in-ground and wall-mount flagpoles, however, some people also buy these flags to display their international pride at home. If you are looking for a wall-mount Somalia flag set to display outside of your home, our Build Your Own Outdoor International Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the Somalia Flag on your front porch. Outdoor flags can also be displayed indoors on interior walls of your home with screws anchored in the wall to attach to the grommets.

In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of historical information about the Somalia flag, demographic data about Somalia, and free high resolution images of the Somalia flag for use in projects and on websites.

Regardless of your application, we are looking forward to working with you to provide the required flags, flagpoles, and hardware for your application. If you need assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat, and we will be happy to help.

History of the Somalian Flag

The Somalia Flag is a light blue field with a white 5-pointed star in the center of it. The light blue color is the same color that is used by the United Nations as well as representing the light blue sky over Somalia. The 5-pointed star represents the Somali race that resided in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and the British and Italian colonies. The Somalia Flag was adopted on October 12th, 1954 and it was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban.

Somalia is a country that is located in the horn of Africa and shares borders with Ethiopia, Djibouti, Indian Ocean, and Kenya. The capital and largest and most populated city of Somalia is called Mogadishu. Somalia is a nation that has been inhabited for over 2,000 years and European interest began in 1839 when the British began to use the port of Aden as a station for their ships. In 1854, the country was explored by the British adventurer, Sir Richard Burton and there was more interest in the country following the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. In 1887, the British declared the Northern Somalia coast as a protectorate, which was known as British Somaliland and the French claimed the Western Coast (now Djibouti) which was known as French Somaliland. In 1889, Italy took control of Southern Somalia and it was known as Italian Somaliland. In 1899, the Islamic teacher Muhammad Abdullah Hasan, who was also known as "Mad Mullah" hoped to gain the region of Ethiopia and to drive out the Europeans. His army fought the Europeans from 1900-1920, but were defeated. At the beginning of WWII, the Italians managed to capture Northern Somalia from the British until 1941, when the British managed to re-capture it back. In 1949, the United Nations awarded Italy with free administrative control over Southern Somalia. Somalia finally gained full independence on June 26th, 1960.

Somalia is considered to be one of the poorest nations in the world and one of the least developed countries. From 1970-1991, the dictator, President Barre ruled the nation. When he was thrown out of the country, Somalia did not have a government for over 20 years because the rival groups and different clans could not agree. Due to this, the civil war began in 1991 as a power struggle between the clan lords, Mohamed Farah Aideed and Ali Mahdi Mohamed. A government was finally established in 2012, however, the country is still in ruins as it was left lawless for so long.

Prior to the civil war, Somalia did attract tourists, with the main attraction being the Shanghai Old City which was recognized for its Chinese architecture and is thought to be one of the most beautiful parts of the city. Also, the Laas Geel cave formations were another main attraction as they were home to some of the earliest cave paintings that date back to 3,000 BC. Since the civil war began, Somalia has had one tourist, which was in 2010.

Geographic Coordinates
10 00 N, 49 00 E
637,657 sq km
Life Expectancy
50 years
Government Type
No Permanent Tiol Government; Transitiol, Parliamentary Federal Government
$5.731 billion (2009 est.)
Somali shilling (SOS)
Calling Code
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Download Somalia Flag Images

We offer free images of the Somalia Flag in four sizes (small, medium, large, and high resolution). These images are distributed royalty free for both personal and educational use and are ideal for use in projects and on websites. If you choose to use one of our images, attribution is appreciated, but not required.

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